The contest for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District is still uncalled more than a week after Election Day and is most likely going to an automatic recount since Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert retains a tenuous lead over her Democratic opponent, former Aspen City Council member Adam Frisch.
Boebert currently leads Frisch by 551 votes, or 0.16 percentage points, as of Friday, when almost all of the votes have been tallied. The contest has been considered “too close to call” by the Associated Press, which will reserve judgment until any potential recount is completed.
When the margin of victory in an election is less than 0.5 percentage points, a mandatory recount is required by state law in Colorado.
It might take weeks to finish the recount in this race. A recount in Colorado must be finished 35 days after the general election, which falls on December 13 this year.